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Richard Ballo is an awarded author. He was a stay at home dad with his 2 young sons until his wife died and then he became a single parent. He is a parent educator with the International Network of Children and Families, and a grandfather of three boys. He enjoys reading stories to children. (Author Bio from Martin Books)

Author Richard Ballo was two months away from his 40th birthday when his wife of almost eight years died of cancer. Lisa was only 38 and fought the disease for 4 years before it won. Their boys were only 5 and 6 and a half. As a journalist Richard  turned to writing to help himself heal. In this book, Richard bares his soul about his grief journey, and how he came to see himself and his world through new eyes. (Author Bio from Grief books)

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Donna Frost has had a lifelong love of horses. When she moved to SWFL in 2016 she became a volunteer for Special Equestrians Inc. Fort Myers. It was there that she met Princess Sofia and fell totally in love with her, understanding that Sofia had issues that would need to be addressed. With time, patience, love, and kindness Sofia has made so much progress since their first meeting and Donna knew that their story needed to be told.
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Today I Was - Tolman Main Press Children's Books
Heidi Ahlquist is a full time nurse and a mother of 4 children who lives in Cranston, RI. Heidi loves reading to her children and listening to who they want to be when they grow up. This is her first children’s book.
Crabby Claws and Chocolate Cake - Tolman Main Press Children's Books
Stephanie Ballo, lives on Marco Island, Florida with her retired yacht captain husband. She enjoys boating, fishing, cooking and baking, and visiting with her nephews and great-nephews. She was inspired to write this book after a visit to the Chesapeake Bay and learning about the rich seafood industry and island culture. She enjoys traveling and seeing new cultures and art both in and outside of the USA. Karissa Costa is a Ringling College of Art and Design alumni. At Ringling, she earned her Baccalaureate of Fine Arts in Illustration. Although she was born and raised in sunny Florida, she now calls freezing Minnesota her home.